Aqueduct claiming activity increases

Updated: December 26, 2011, 8:06 PM ET
By David Grening | Daily Racing Form

OZONE PARK, N.Y. -- Likely due in part to the anticipation of higher purses -- which kick in Wednesday at Aqueduct -- activity at the claim box was quite brisk through the first three weeks of the inner track meet.

In 15 days of racing from Nov. 30 through Dec. 18, there were 66 horses claimed for a total of $3.866 million. Not a day went by when at least one horse wasn't claimed, and on six occasions six or more horses were haltered.

"I wish I had plenty of money myself, because ...

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